Christophel. --- Amanda, daughter of Joel H. and Catherine Miller, was born Dec. 18, 1879; died at her home in Elkhart, Ind., Sept. 28, 1950; aged 70 y. 9 m. 10 d. On Dec. 31, 1903, she was united in marriage to Wesley W. Christophel. She united with the Prairie Street Mennonite Church at the age of sixteen. Surviving are her husband, 2 daughters, (Mrs. Russell Eby and Mrs. Owen Martin, both of Elkhart), and 4 grandchildren. One son (Wendell) died in 1908. Surviving also are one sister and 4 brothers (Mrs. Oscar Kilmer and Warren T. Miller, both of Elkhart, Ind.; David Miller, Rittman, Ohio; Alpheus, Sacramento, Calif.; Christian C., Upland, Calif.), and a number of nieces and nephews. Without good health, she was unable to take active part in many activities; but she was always concerned about the Christian welfare of her family. She read her Bible and meditated daily. Funeral services were held Sept. 30 at the Prairie Street Church, in charge of J. E. Gingrich and Leroy L. Hostetler. Text: Ps. 116: 15.
Esbenshade. --- Annie, daughter of Peter and Barbara (Dimeler) Ebersole, was born near Bainbridge, Pa., Nov. 6, 1879; passed away suddenly at her daughter's home in Palmyra, Pa., Oct. 17, 1950; aged 70 y. 11 m. 11 d. She was united in marriage to Monroe King some fifty years ago. They were blessed with 4 children. Seven years later her husband passed away from a heart attack. After four years she was united in marriage to Harvey Esbenshade, who predeceased her a little more than two years ago. Surviving are 4 children (Earl M. King, Sadie M. Siders, Emma G. Snyder, all of Elizabethtown, Pa.; Blanch Gerber, Palmyra, Pa.), 18 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Alvin Ebersole, Edgemont, Pa.; Hiram Ebersole, Elizabethtown, Pa.), and 2 sisters (Sadie Martin, Middletown, Pa.; Barbara Keller, Elizabethtown, Pa.). A brother (Harry) preceded her in death two years ago. She was a member of the Stauffers Church for more than thirty years. She was glad to attend services when she was able. Funeral services were held at the Stauffer Church Oct. 21 by Noah Risser and Walter Oberholtzer. Texts: Phil. 1: 21; Psalm 23. The body was laid to rest in the Good Mennonite Cemetery.
Eshleman. --- Edward, son of Benjamin and Anna (Senft) Eshleman, was born in Marticville, Lancaster Co., Pa., in 1873; died Sept. 29, 1950, at the Lancaster General Hospital; aged 76 y. 9 m. 23 d. Death was caused by injuries received in a fall. On Dec. 13, 1900, he was united in marriage to Leah Good, of Marticville. Eight children were born to this union. At the death of his wife he moved to the home of his parents at Millersville, Pa. On Nov. 24, 1938, he was united in marriage to Edna Hess, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Anna-Mrs. Roy Maurer and Ada-Mrs. Elra Manning), 5 grandchildren, and 4 brothers (Oscar, Lancaster, Pa.; Benjamin and Fred, of Millersville; and Earl, Lancaster, Pa.). Six children predeceased him (four in infancy); Howard, Jr., and Earl G., at an early age. He was a member of the Byerland Mennonite Church. A carpenter by trade, he also engaged in farming. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 2 by Henry Nauman and James Hess at the home, with further services at the River Corner Mennonite Church, with Martin Kraybill and D. Stoner Krady in charge. His body was laid to rest in the River Corner Cemetery.
Glick. --- Levi Sharp, son of Samuel S. and Catherine (Sharp) Glick, was born July 7, 1873, at Vicksburg, Pa.; died at Rittman, Ohio, Oct. 20, 1950; aged 77 y. 3 m. 13 d. In early manhood he united with the Mennonite Church, in which he remained faithful until death. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Esh in 1897. To this union were born 3 sons (Elmer Y., Hubbard, Oreg.; Andrew L., Minot, N. Dak.; and Samuel, who died in infancy.). His wife died in 1902. On Feb. 20, 1908, he was married to Ella H. Brubaker, of Smithville, Ohio and in the following month moved to Minot, N. Dak., where he had purchased a farm. There he was engaged in farming until 1930, when they retired. In 1912, he was ordained to the ministry and served the Fairview congregation until 1930. After this he served in a number of places, including Mississippi, Tampa Mission, Knoxville Mission, and Mattawana, Pa. Since 1944he and his wife had lived at the Mennonite Old People's Home near Rittman, Ohio. Besides his widow and 2 sons, leaves 2 brothers (Gideon, Belleville, Pa., and Henry, Lancaster, Pa.), one sister (Mrs. Emma Kauffman, Belleville, Pa.), and 7 grandchildren. He also leaves Emanuel Erb, of Glendale, who was taken from the home as a small boy and reared to manhood as a son. Funeral services were conducted at the Old People's Home by Enos Hartzler and at the Crown Hill Church by Noah Hilty and I. W. Royer. Burial was made in the Crown Hill Cemetery.
Hershey. --- Anna E., daughter of Landis and the late Elizabeth (Leaman) Hershey, was born near Kinzers, Lancaster Co., Pa., May 23, 1895; passed away suddenly Oct. 4, 1950; aged 55 y. 4 m. 12 d. On Nov. 11, 1915, she was untied in marriage to Chester H. Hershey, who survives. To this union was born one son (Landis E., Lancaster, Pa.). As a young girl she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was an active member of the Hershey Mennonite Church. For many years she taught a Sunday-school class there and served as president of the Senior Sewing Circle for some time. Surviving are one sister, 2 brothers, a stepbrother, and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Hershey Church near Kinzers Oct. 7, conducted by Martin R. Hershey and Parke Book. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. Text: Rev. 14: 12, 13.
Hummel. --- Amanda Jane, daughter of the late Isaac and Fannie (Erb) Miller, was born July 30, 1876, in Holmes Co., Ohio; passed away at her home April 4, 1950; aged 73 y. 8 m. 4 d. On Oct. 28, 1893, she was united in marriage to Christian A. Hummel, who preceded her in death May 18, 1946. To this union was born 10 children. Three preceded her in death. Surviving are 4 sons (Ray, Millersburg, Ohio; Isaac and Paul, Berlin, Ohio; Dean, Kent, Ohio), 3 daughters (Mrs. H. L. Mitten, Millersburg, Ohio; Mrs. Paul Miller, Smithville, Ohio; and Mrs. Dey Troyer, Charm, Ohio), 17 grandchildren, one great-grandchildren, and a sister (Mrs. Katie Weaver). By her many friends and relatives she is remembered for her consideration for others and for her Christian character. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church and was always a faithful member. She was ably cared for during the last three years by Lizzy Knerr. Funeral services were held by D. D. Miller and S.W. Sommer.
Kauffman. Ellery Eugene, son of Owen Ellery and Susie Marie (Hochstetler) Kauffman, was born Feb. 6, 1946, in Elkhart, Ind.; passed away Oct. 9, 1950; aged 4 y. 8 m. 3 d. In February he contracted whooping cough and never fully regained his health. In April his illness was diagnosed as acute leukemia. On Oct. 9, he was taken to the Elkhart Hospital for treatment and was there only a few hours until he was taken home to be with the Lord. He is survived by his parents, 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Eli Hochstetler, Middlebury, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Servin Kauffman, also of Middlebury), and a large number of other relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed in the home and in the Sunday school and church. His cheerful smile and loving disposition will long be remembered by those who knew him. Funeral services were held Oct. 12 at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church with Lester Mann in charge. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. Text: Gen. 22: 1-14.
Lehman. --- Lucy Alice, only daughter of the late Henry and Alice Weaver, was born in Mahoning Co., near Columbiana, Ohio, Aug. 26, 1881; passed away suddenly at her home Sept. 7, 1950; aged 69 y. 11 d. Death was caused by a stroke which she suffered the previous day. On Aug. 29, 1904, she was united in marriage to John D. Lehman, Dayton, Va. To this union were born 8 children. Surviving are her husband, 3 daughters and 5 sons (Mabel-Mrs. Henry Riehl and Paul, Salem, Ohio; Pester and David, Dayton, Va.; Mary-Mrs. Lloyd Good, Salem, Ohio; Elizabeth-Mrs. Levi Faib, Joseph, and Carl of Columbiana, Ohio), 24 grandchildren, and many other relatives. She and her husband united with the Pleasant View Old Order Mennonite Church in Mahoning Co., Ohio, in 1909. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Daniel Witmer and Israel Snyder and at the Pleasant View Church by Abram Good and David Weaver. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin. Jacob Leander, son of Daniel R. and Savilla (Driver) Martin, was born Nov. 10, 1891, near Waynesboro, Va.; died July 2, 1950, at the Waynesboro Community Hospital; aged 58 y. 7 m. 22 d. Death followed a month after an accident which occurred at the Wortendyke Manufacturing Co., where he had been employed as night watchman. Nov. 14, 1917, he we married to Ada Showalter, who with 2 sons (Winston and Grady) and 2 daughters (Rosalee-Mrs. Merlyn Baylor and Martha Ann) survive. He also leaves his mother, 4 brothers (John D., Waynesboro, Va.; William H., Menges Mills, Pa.; Daniel R., Jr., Waynesboro; and Ralph L., Goshen, Ind.), and 3 sisters (Bertha, Waynesboro; Marie-Mrs. Jason Weaver, Stuarts Draft, Va.; Fannie-Mrs. Elmer Heatwole, Waynesboro). His father died April 10, 1950. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held July 4 at the Springdale Church, in charge of J. R. Driver, assisted by Silas Brydge. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller. --- Gilbert Miller, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Sept. 26, 1861; died at his home in Berlin, Ohio, May 1, 1950; aged 68 y. 7 m. 5 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and through baptism became a member of the Martins Creek Mennonite Church. When the Berlin congregation was organized he transferred his membership to Berlin, and remained a faithful member until death. March 3, 1907, he was married to Clara Sundheimer, who survives. Also left are one son (Delphos), one * (D.W., Melvin, and Alvin), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Daughter (Verneta), 4 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Jacob Kaser and Mrs. Lincoln Yoder). His father died May 30, 1946, and his mother March 5, 1950. Also preceding him in death were 2 brothers (Harrison and an infant) and 2 sisters (Mrs. Calvin Mast and Alice Miller.) Funeral services were conducted by D. D. Miller and S. W. Sommer.
Transcriber's note: This was the exact writing in the obituary. It should read one daughter (Verneta), 2 sisters (Mrs. Jacob Kaser and Mrs. Lincoln Yoder), 3 brothers (D.W., Melvin, and Alvin).
Miller. --- Harrison, son of S. D. and Mary Miller, was born near Berlin, Ohio, Oct. 8, 1879; died July 9, 1949; aged 69 y. 9 m. 1 d. In his youth he confessed Christ as his Saviour, was baptized, and became a member of the Martins Creek Mennonite Church. He later transferred his membership to the Berlin congregation when it was organized. On June 16, 1901, he was married to Martha Beechy, who preceded him in death May 30, 1944. Surviving are his aged mother, 4 children (Ervin, Willard, and Mrs. John H. Miller, all of the Berlin community; and Mrs. Eugene Yoder, Mantua, Ohio), 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 4 brothers (Gilbert, D. W. , Melvin, Alvin J.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Jacob Kaser and Mrs. Lincoln Yoder). His father predeceased him a few years ago. One sister (Alice) died in 1913, and another sister (Mrs. Calvin Mast) in 1926. Funeral services were conducted by D. D. Miller and S. W. Sommer.
Nofziger. --- Marlene Sue, infant daughter of Lester and Marjorie Nofziger, was born Oct. 4, 1950, at the Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio. God planned that this bud should never blossom on earth, but called her to bloom in Heaven with that innumerable company of His redeemed ones. She leaves her parents, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters (Leslie, Suzanne, Karen, and Thomas), her grandparents, and other relatives and friends. One infant sister (Judith Marie) preceded her in death May 29, 1950.* Funeral services were held at the home and at the grave, in charge of Roy Sauder.
* Note from Mona Mann, family researcher: "In this obit, the sister, Judith Marie, died ten years earlier, 1940, according to: Tombstone Inscriptions in Fulton County, Fulton County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, 1986."
Ranck. --- Emma H., daughter of the late David and Salome (Brubaker) Hostetter, was born near Paradise, Pa., Feb. 25, 1864; departed from this life at her home in Leaman Place, Sept. 29, 1950; aged 86 y. 7 m. 4 d. On Nov. 5, 1885, she was united in marriage to John K. Ranck, who preceded her in death July 25, 1940. Surviving are 3 children (Ada-Mrs. Elmer U. Stoltzfus, Leaman Place, Pa.; Anna-widow of Harry Breneman, Hessdale, Pa.; John H., on the home farm), 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Frank Hostetter, Intercourse, Pa.). She was a member of the Paradise Mennonite Church for many years, and attended services regularly. The last month of her life she suffered from a heart condition; though very patient in her affliction, she often expressed a desire to be called home. She is greatly missed by children and grandchildren. Funeral services were held at her home in charge of Amos W. Weaver, and at the Paradise Mennonite Church in charge of Martin Hershey and G. Parke Book, who chose Isaiah 35: 3-10 and Numbers 23: 10b for texts. Interment was made in the Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery.
Stutzman. --- Robert Dean, infant son of Henry and Mabel (Troyer) Stutzman, Holmesville, Ohio, was born Mary 19, 1949; departed this life Aug. 23, 1950; aged 1 y. 5 m. 4 d. Death followed a one-year illness caused by a glandular disorder. Surviving are his parents, one sister (Mary), 3 brothers (Marlon, Marvin, Warren), 2 grandparents (Mrs. S. S. Troyer, of the home; D. J. Stutzman, Millersburg, Ohio), and a numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, and other relatives. Funeral services were conducted at the Martins Creek Church, Millersburg, Ohio, on Aug. 25, in charge of S. W. Sommer and D. D. Miller.
Short. --- Lydia, daughter of Christ and Mary Beck, was born near Pettisville, Ohio, Dec. 5, 1877; departed this life at the home of her son (Christie Short) near Archbold, Ohio, Oct. 3, 1950; aged 72 y. 9 m. 28 d. On Aug. 16, 1900, she was united in marriage to Harmon Short, who preceded her in death April 30, 1942. To this union 6 children were born: Alta-Mrs. Nelson Grieser, Bertha-Mrs. Harvey Frey, Christie, Orlan D., who died at the age of four, Letha-Mrs. Lester Richer, and Glenford. In her younger years she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. She was regular in church attendance and was interested in the spiritual welfare of her family. Surviving are 5 children, all of Archbold, Ohio, 24 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Peter, Pettisville, Ohio; and Samuel, Grabill, Ind.), 2 sisters (Leah-Mrs. Christ Miller, Archbold; and Sarah-Mrs. William Lantz, of Pettisville), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Her husband, one son, 3 grandchildren, 3 sisters, and 2 brothers preceded her in death. The funeral was held at the Central Church near Archbold, Oct. 6, by Henry Wyse, P. E. Frey, and Jesse J. Short.
Yoder. --- Malinda, daughter of Christian and Mary (Troyer) Warye, was born near West Liberty, Ohio, Aug. 15, 1856; died at her late home in Kalona, Iowa, Oct. 1, 1950; aged 94 y. 1 m. 16 d. Nov. 20, 1887, she was united in marriage to Jacob B. Yoder, who preceded her in death July 31, 1934. To this union 8 children were born. She accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized on Sept. 24, 1872. After their marriage they made their home in Indiana for nine years. In 1886 they moved to Iowa and located on a farm north of Kalona until 1918, when they retired and moved into Kalona. In 1892 they united with the East Union congregation. There her husband was ordained to the office of deacon, and there they served faithfully. On April 9, 1949, she had a stroke which left her an invalid. She was cared for in her home by her daughter (Clara). Surviving are 5 daughters (Mrs. Saloma Yoder, West Liberty, Ohio, widow of A. I. Yoder; Mrs. C. F. Hershberger, Mrs. J. P. Miller, Kalona, Iowa; Mrs. Amos Gingerich, Parnell, Iowa; and Clara, at home), 3 sons (Chris A. and Truman of Kalona, and Oliver of Washington, Ill.), 35 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, and 6 foster grandchildren. Many friends called on her during her illness. Her great joy was in having them read the Bible and pray with her. She often expressed her readiness for the Lord's call. The oldest member of the East Union congregation, she will long be remembered for her faithful and loving service during a long, useful life. Funeral services were held at the East Union Church Oct. 3, with burial in the East Union Cemetery, in charge of A. Lloyd Swartzendruber and D. J. Fisher.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Blosser. --- Rudolph Peter, son of Peter and Magdalena (Rhodes) Blosser, was born Jan. 27, 1873, at Harrisonburg, Va.; died at his home in North Lima, Ohio, Oct. 18, 1950; aged 77y. 8m. 21 d. Death resulted from a stroke. He was the last of a family of 9 children. Bedfast for twenty years, he was very patient. His Christian Testimony impressed many, though it was expressed mainly in daily living. In April, 1894, he married Elsie Virginia Rolston, of Harrisonburg, Va., who preceded him in death in November, 1896. On Dec. 27, 1898, he was married to Annie C. Wyant at Beldore, Va. He leaves his wife, 7 daughters (Sallie, Harrisonburg, Va.; Mrs. Ressie Buckwalter, East Canton, Ohio; Mrs. Mary Lehman, Mrs. Ruby Forney, Mrs. Margaret Good, and Mrs. Alma Justice, all of Columbiana, Ohio), 2 sons (Rudolph, Jr., New Waterford, Ohio, and Harold of Columbiana), 22 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. One son (Ward) preceded him in death. In early life he united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until his death. Funeral services were conducted at the North Lima Mennonite Church by David Steiner and A. J. Steiner. Interment was made in the Midway Cemetery.
Erisman. --- Harry Golden, son of the late George W., and Louise B. Erisman, was born at Rohrerstown, Pa., May 8, 1890; died Sept. 30, 1950, at his home, Los Angeles, Calif., after a lingering illness; aged 60 y. 4 m. 22 d. He was received into church fellowship in February, 1924, and remained faithful until death. He was united in marriage to Emma King Sept. 25, 1924. To this union were born 2 children. He was ordained deacon Oct. 10, 1943. Surviving are his wife, one daughter (Edna Mae), one son (Harry Lester), a sister (Florence Swartzendruber), a brother (Albert), all of Los Angeles, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Calvary Mennonite Church in Los Angels by John D. Zehr and Sherman Maust. Services at the grave in Inglewood Park Cemetery were in charge of William Guengerich.
Frye. --- Mary Hershberger, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., March 23, 1862; died Oct. 28, 1950; aged 88 y. 7 m. 5 d. She was married to Peter L. Frye Nov. 28, 1883. He departed this life May 20, 1933. To this union were born 5 children (Mrs. Susie Beck, Middlebury, Ind., where she had her home; William Frye, Goshen, Ind.; Alvin Frye, Michigan City, Ind.; Mrs. Abbie Tyson, Middlebury, Ind.; and Joe Frye, Kalamazoo, Mich.). She also leaves one sister and 4 brothers, 21 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Shore Mennonite Church near Shipshewana, Ind. Funeral services were in charge of Percy Miller, assisted by Wilbur Yoder.
Landis. ---Anna W., daughter of Amos R. and Ida (Weaver) Landis, was born Sept. 27, 1904; died Aug. 28, 1950, at the home of her parents; aged 45 y. 11 m. 1 d. She had not been well for more than a year and was bedfast the last few months. Although she suffered much pain she was always patient and smiling. Surviving are her parents, and 3 brothers (Elvin W., Lancaster, Pa.; Jacob H., Refton, Pa.; and Phares A., Lancaster). She will be missed greatly in the home and among friends. She was a member of Mellingers Mennonite Church near Lancaster, Pa. Funeral services were held at the Mellinger Church, with David L. Landis and Harry Lefever in charge. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Landis. Esther S., daughter of Amos R. and Ida (Weaver) Landis, was born Nov. 5, 1901; died at the home of her parents Aug. 10, 1950; aged 48 y. 9 m. 5 d. She had been in ill health for some time. She was a member of the Mellinger Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pa. Funeral services were held at the Herr Funeral Home, with David L. Landis and Harry Lefever in charge. Interment was made in the Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery.
Lesher. --- Florence Ledy McCartin Lesher, widow of Jacob H. Lesher, was born Aug. 26, 1886; died at the Mennonite Home at Maugansville, Md., Sept. 18, 1950, after a lingering illness; 84 y. 22 d. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Reiff Mennonite Church, Hagerstown, Md., for many years. Funeral services were held at the Reiff Church, Sept. 21, in charge of Moses K. Horst and John D. Risser. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller. --- Hettie, daughter of Christian and Sarah (Degier) Mast, was born Jan. 29, 1881; died Sept. 19, 1950; aged 69 y. 7 m. 20 d. In her youth she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour, was baptized and became a member of the Mennonite Church. In this faith she lived and died. In Oct., 1901, she was married to Samuel D. Miller. To this union were born 2 daughters (Mrs. Ira Hostetler, Millersburg, Ohio; and Mrs. Ervin Miller, Smithville, Ohio). She leaves her husband, 2 daughters, 7 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Curtis Gerber, Berlin, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Berlin, Ohio Mennonite Church, conducted by S. W. Sommer and D. D. Miller.
Miller. ---- Nettie Miller, was born in Holmes Co., March 28, 1897; died in Benton, Ohio, March 26, 1950; aged 52 y. 11 m. 28 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour, was baptized and became a member of the Martins Creek Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. She was married to William W. Miller about 1917. He preceded her in death Dec. 3, 1947. One brother died in youth and one sister (Mrs. John E. Kandel), in 1926. She leaves 2 brothers (Oscar and Dallas Miller, from Iowa), a number of cousins, and many other friends. Funeral services were conducted by D. D. Miller and S. W. Sommer.
Schrock. ---Gail Eugene, only son of Robert and Ruby (Miller) Schrock, was born April 19, 1950; died at the University Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, Oct. 8, 1950, after a short illness; aged 5 m. 19 d. Surviving are his parents, 3 grandparents, one stepgrandmother, 5 great-grandparents, 3 great-stepgrandparents, and a number of other relatives and friends. His time on earth was short but he was endeared to his family. Funeral services were held at the East Union Mennonite Church Oct. 10, with burial in the East Union Cemetery. Services were conducted by D. J. Fisher and A. Lloyd Swartzendruber.
Wenger. --- Perry Benjamin, son of the late Benjamin and Julia (Estep) Wenger, was born June 26, 1870; passed away at his home near Dayton, Va., Sept. 25, 1950; aged 80 y. 2 m. 29 d. He had been in failing health for a year. On Dec. 25, 1892, he was united in marriage to Bettie Trissel. She preceded him in death in May, 1945. In early manhood he united with the Mennonite Church, and at the time of his death was a member of the Old Order Mennonite Church. On his bed of affliction he expressed a desire to depart and be with the Lord. Surviving are 2 sons (Benjamin, Harrisonburg, Va.; and Trissel, Baltimore, Md.), 5 daughters (Leota-Mrs. Weldon Good, Dayton, Va.; Ella-Mrs. Samuel Martin, Harrisonburg; Anna, Etta, and Julia, at home), 2 brothers (Andrew, Portland, Oreg.; and Monroe, Dayton, Va.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Etta Salt, Harrisonburg; and Mrs. Sarah Cullen, Portland, Oreg. ), 13 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Sept 26, at the Pleasant View Old Order Mennonite Church by John D. Wenger, assisted by Russell Cline. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder. --- Gertrude, daughter of Eli and Esther (Sharp) Byler, was born July 10, 1851, at New Castle, Pa.; died July 16, 1950; aged 99 y. 6 d. The third in a family of ten children, she was preceded in death by her 6 brothers and 3 sisters. On Feb. 25, 1874, she was united in marriage to Gideon C. Yoder of Mifflin Co., Pa. To this union were born 11 children. Six of those predeceased her. Her husband passed away in 1902. Surviving are 5 children (Menno B., Orrville, Ohio; Edo, at home; Andrew R., Orrville; Salina-Mrs. Austin Icenogle, Lewistown, Ohio; Noah B., Huntington Beach, Calif.), 22 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, 2 foster great-grandchildren, and one great-stepgrandchild. Three daughters (Mrs. Mary M. Harshbarger, Mrs. Rhoda T. Hartzler, and Mrs. Cora Peachy) preceded her in death in recent years. One grandchild and 2 great-grandchildren also predeceased her. She attended the golden wedding anniversary of her daughter and son-in-law (Mary and Reuben Harshbarger) in 1947. At an early age she was baptized into the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member throughout her life, attending services regularly as long as she was able. Her membership was held at the Bethel Church in West Liberty, Ohio, and probably the oldest woman in Logan Co. Until her last illness she was very active and had many hobbies, among them were her flower garden, piecing and quilting of quilts, braiding rag rugs. A tailor in her early years, she was adept at making clothing for men in the Amish community in which she lived then. After the death of her husband she kept her family together by careful planning, frugal living, and prayer. She moved from the Kishacoquillas Valley to Ohio, and in 1910 to West Liberty. She enjoyed traveling and made frequent trips back to Pennsylvania. She was a good wife, a loving mother, and a kind neighbor. Illness overtook her about two months before her death. Although very ill, she enjoyed the cards, flowers, and calls received on her ninety-ninth birthday. She had recently recited several poems she learned in school. She was always glad when someone read the Bible to her because of her impaired vision in her last years. Funeral services were held at the Bethel Mennonite Church, West Liberty, on July 19, with Nelson Kanagy officiating and Newton S. Weber and Minister Wearley of the Congregational Church of Christ assisting. I. W. Royer closed the service by reading a poem. Interment was made in the Yoder Cemetery near West Liberty.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas
Beck. --- Emma Nofziger, was born in Archbold, Ohio, Oct. 27, 1878; departed from this life at their home in Archbold, Oct. 20, 1950; aged 71 y. 11 m. 23 d. On Feb. 10, 1898, she was united in marriage to Henry Beck. This union was blessed with 3 sons and 6 daughters (Florence, Earl, Elnora-Mrs. Harry Rupp, Ella, Ilva-Mrs. Lloyd Nofziger, Lucille-Mrs. Carl Rychener, Verden, Leonard, and Bernice, all residing in the Archbold vicinity). She leaves her husband, 9 children, 23 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Alf, Stryker, Ohio; and Abe, Goshen, Ind.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Joel Beck, Mrs. Alfred Rupp, both of Archbold, and Lydia Nofziger, Adrian, Mich.), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Five grandchildren, one brothers and one sister preceded her in death. She accepted Jesus as her Saviour in youth, uniting with the Central Mennonite Church and remaining faithful until death. She was a kind and loving mother, who will be greatly missed in the home and community. Her death came suddenly, caused by a heart attack. Funeral services were held at the Central Church Oct. 23, conducted by Jesse Short, Phil Frey, and Dan Sommers. Interment was made in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Cable. --- Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Levi D. and Laura (Eash) Yoder, was born Feb. 28, 1913, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa.; passed away Nov. 1, 1950, at the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa.; aged 37 y. 8 m. 3 d. On July 12, 1930, she was married to James S. Cable. Surviving are her husband, 4 children (James Aldus, Norma Ruth, Raymond Dean, Merle Daniel, all at home), her mother, 3 brothers and 3 sisters (Nelson, Morgan, Moses, Nellie-Mrs. Henry Cable, Linnie-Mrs. Ralph Croyle, all of Conemaugh Twp.; and a twin sister, Anna-Mrs. Charles Shetler, Schellsburg, Pa.), and a number of nieces and nephews. An infant daughter, her father, one brother, and one sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the Kaufman Mennonite Church for twenty-seven years, although she could not attend regularly the last thirteen on account of illness. She spent much time reading God's Word and was faithful to the church until death. Funeral services were held at the late home and at the Kaufman Church, Nov. 4, in charge of Harry Y. Shetler and Irvin M. Holsopple. Text: Phil. 1: 21. Interment was made in the Kaufman Cemetery.
Ebersole. --- Susan Emily, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Ebersole, was born Nov. 6, 1950, at the Community General Hospital, Sterling, Ill.; passed away the same day. The maternal grandparents are Mrs. and Mrs. Samuel Witmer; paternal grandfather is Samuel Ebersole, Chambersburg, Pa. Graveside services were conducted Nov. 7, in the presence of the immediate family of Mrs. Ebersole. A. C. Good was in charge of the services.
Glick. --- Samuel, son of the late Christian and Elizabeth Glick, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Mary 9, 1870; departed from this life Aug. 19, 1950, at the Lancaster General Hospital; aged 80 y. 3 m. 10 d. Death resulted from injuries received in a fall two days earlier. His wife (Salinda Mast), 3 sons and 3 daughters preceded him in death. One son (Elam) predeceased him by 6 weeks. In his early years he united with the Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown, Pa., remaining faithful until death. He was always willing to be used in church and Sunday-school activities. In his late years he suffered from shaking palsy and expressed a desire to depart and be with the Lord. He resided at the homestead with his son (Roy). Surviving are 9 children (Lena-Mrs. Harry Musser, Honey Brook, Pa.; Sarah-Mrs. Elmer Stoltzfus, Yellow House, Pa.; Mary-Mrs. Jeb Stoltzfus, Elverson, Pa.; Lydia-Mrs. David C. Lapp, Ronks, Pa.; Alvin, Morgantown, Pa.; Roy, Narvon, Pa.; Melvin, Eureka, Ill.; John, Boyerstown, Pa.; Minnie-Mrs. Roy Y. Stoltzfus, Douglassville, Pa.), 47 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Jacob, Lancaster, Pa.; Amos, Belleville, Pa.; and Christ, Sugarcreek, Ohio). Funeral services were held Aug. 22 at the home of his late son (Roy) by Calvin Kennel and at the Conestoga Mennonite Church by Ira A. Kurtz and David Weaver. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Harbaugh. --- Ara Belle, daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara (Ling) Harbaugh, was born in Bedford Co., Pa., Aug. 4, 1868; passed away at the home of her daughter (Marie) Sept. 22, 1950; aged 82 y. 1 m. 18 d. Death followed an illness of two and one half months. She was converted in her youth and united with the Reformed Church, later becoming a member of the Comins Mennonite Church. On Sept. 20, 1888, she was united in marriage to George Troyer, who preceded her in death May 20, 1940. To this union were born 4 children (Mrs. Verna Yoder, Orrtanna, Pa.; Mrs. Myrtle Stonebroker, Fairview, Mich.; Ray, Long Island, N. Y.; and Mrs. Marie Handrich, Mio, Mich._, 17 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Surviving besides her children, are 2 brothers (Edward Harbaugh, Akron, Ohio; Clayton Harbaugh, Cleveland, Ohio), 3 sisters (Mrs. Margaret Kessell, Massillon, Ohio; Mrs. Ella Cornbaur, Massillon; and Mrs. Naomi Holiday, Cleveland, Ohio), and many friends. She was a loving mother and will be greatly missed in the home. Funeral services were conducted at the Fairview Mennonite Church Sept. 24 with Menno Esch in charge, assisted by Moses Steiner. Burial was made at Mummasburg, Pa.
Hershberger. --- Edward N., son of the late Noah and Susan (Eash) Hershberger, was born near Shipshewana, Ind., July 28, 1882; passed away Sept. 7, 1950, at the Lagrange Co., Ind., Hospital; aged 68 y. 1 m. 10 d. His death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage after an illness of five days. He was a lifelong resident of Lagrange Co. In 1906 he was married to Fern Zook, who preceded him in death in 1947. To this union were born one son (Otto, Shipshewana, Ind.), and one daughter (Rachel-Mrs. Roy Schrock, also of Shipshewana). Early in life he became a member of the Short Mennonite Church, in which faith he remained until death. Surviving are the 2 children, 4 brothers (William, Jake, and Joe, all of Goshen, Ind.; and Daniel of Kokomo, Ind.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Fry, Middlebury, Ind.; and Mrs. Polly Good, of Goshen, Ind.), 2 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. He will be remembered for his kind attitude to everyone. Funeral services were held at the Shore Church by Percy J. Miller and L. J. Miller. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hertzler. --- Ethan, son of the late Joseph and Nancy (Miller) Hertzler, was born Dec. 7, 1893, at Baldwin, Md.; passed away suddenly at his home at Denbigh, Va., Oct. 30, 1950; aged 56 y. 10 m. 23 d. On July 31, 1925, he was married to Dora Mae Kauffman, of West Liberty, Ohio, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Marvin, Howard, Byron, Dwight, Leroy, and Eunice), 3 brothers, and 2 sisters (Silas, Goshen. Ind.; Asa, Mark, Mary and Esther, all of Denbigh, Va.), and a foster sister (Freda Ravenscroft). Two young children taken into their home looked to him as their father, and he was much attached to them. The family had moved to Debigh, his former home, in 1936. He was a member of the church there. Funeral services, held at the home and at the Warwick River Church, on Nov. 2, were in charge of T. H. and G. R. Brunk. Interment was made in the Warwick River Cemetery.
Landis. --- Emma F., daughter of the late Reuben N. and Louisa (Wenger) Eby, was born March 16, 1875; died at her home in Bareville, Pa., Sept. 30, 1950; aged 75 y. 6 m. 14 d. On Sept. 17, 1896, she was married to Benjamin G. Landis, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Ruth, Tucson, Ariz.; and Esther-Mrs. Floyd Benner, at home), and 10 grandchildren. Her only son (Parke E.) died March 14, 1947. She was the last of her immediate family and was only six years old when her father passed away. She was a member of the Groffdale Church, and was a kind and loving mother. Death followed a nine-week illness. She often expressed her desire to leave this world. Funeral services were held at the Esbenshade Funeral Home in New Holland, Pa., Oct. 4, with John Martin officiating, and at the Groffdale Church by Mahlon Witmer and Eli Sauder. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller. --- Lena, daughter of Simon J. and Lydia (Shrock) Miller, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Oct. 30, 1902; passed away to her eternal reward Oct. 17, 1950; aged 47 y. 11 m. 17 d. She had been bedfast for several years. She leaves her husband (Henry D.), 2 children (Harold, Goshen, Ind.; and Waneta-Mrs. Walter Peterson, Jr., at home), a foster daughter (Louise-Mrs. Harry Powers, Lansing, Ill.), 2 sisters (Susie-Mrs. Daniel Jones and Anna, both of Shipshewana, Ind.), 2 grandchildren, and 2 foster grandchildren. Her parents and 3 infant children preceded her in death. Nine years ago she became a member of the North Goshen Mennonite Church, to which she was faithful until her passing. Even though she suffered much during recent years, she always maintained a cheerful attitude which was based on a patient faith in God. Funeral services were held at the North Goshen Church. Burial was made in the Forest Grove Cemetery.
Miller. Nellie Catherine, daughter of M. S. and Fanny Hooley, was born at Garden City, Mo., Dec. 5, 1889; died at the Hutchinson Hospital, Oregon City, Oreg., Sept. 9, 1950; aged 60 y. 9 m. 4 d. On Dec. 12, 1908, she was married to Samuel S. Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 3 daughters (Velma-Mrs. Roy Evers, Elmira, Oreg.; Irene-Mrs. Frances Evans, Brooks, Oreg.; Leonard, Hubbard, Oreg.; Ralph, Sweet Home, Oreg.; Sophia-Mrs. Perry Schrock, Albany, Oreg.), 14 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters. One daughter (Florence Edna) preceded her in death. She moved with her parents from Garden City, Mo., to Hubbard, Oreg., in 1906. There she lived until her death. She accepted Christ as her Saviour early in life and united with the Mennonite Church. She was a faithful, willing worker in Sunday school and church and will be greatly missed in her home. Always healthy, she had been a hard worker until the last two weeks of her life when she was ailing. Funeral services were held at the Zion Mennonite Church near Hubbard, Oreg., by Chester Kauffman. Text: John 11: 35. Her body was laid to rest in the Zion Cemetery.
Mishler. --- Edward, son of Isaac and Lydia (Kendall) Mishler, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., March 25, 1874; passed away May 5, 1950, at the home of his son (Howard) near Emma, Ind.; aged 76 y. 1 m. 10 d. On June 21, 1895, he was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Miller, who preceded him in death Jan. 24, 1926. Surviving are 6 children (Bertha-Mrs. Earl P. Hostetler, Topeka, Ind.; Ida-Mrs. Irvin Y. Miller, Shipshewana, Ind.; Howard, Topeka; Harley, Kokomo, Ind.; Fern-Mrs. Dan Hershberger, Walnut Creek, Ohio; Mildred-Mrs. Milo U. Miller, Lagrange, Ind.), 19 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 6 brothers and one sister (Abraham, Daniel, Tillie, Lehman, Elkhart, Ind.; Enos, Goshen, Ind.; Milo, Topeka, Ind.; Wesley, Roanoke, Ill., and Frank, Cleveland, Ohio). He was the second of 13 children. One brother and 4 sisters predeceased him. In 1930 he was united in marriage to Martha Hooley, who passed away in 1942. He united with the Forks Mennonite Church in his youth and was a regular attendant when health permitted. HE had a cheerful and loving spirit and was always ready to serve others rather than to be served. Most of his married life he spent on a farm near Shipshewana. In December, 1946, he moved to the home of his son, Howard, where he lived until his death, with the exception of eight months spent with his daughter, Ida. Funeral services were held May 7 at the Forks Mennonite Church, conducted by Early Bontrager, assisted by Malvin Miller and Amos Hostetler. Scriptures: Ps. 90; Prov. 27: 1. Burial was made in the Forest Grove Cemetery.
Seawright. --- Alfred L. Seawright, was born in Arkansas, across the river from Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 6, 1866; died Oct. 18, 1950, at the home of his daughter (Alice-Mrs. W. B. Freeman); near Culp, Ark.; aged 84 y. 1 m. 12 d. His father was a fisherman by trade and sold fish in the markets when Memphis was a small town. His mother died when he was quite young and he was cared for by his grandmother. Nov. 12, 1888, he was married to Fannie B. Davis. To this union were born 3 sons and 6 daughters. His wife and 4 daughters preceded him in death. Later in life he was married again and while living in the Culp, Ark., community both he and his wife united with the Mennonite Church. In this faith both died, his wife several years ago. His death followed a lingering illness. Burial was made at Melbourne, Ark., with services in charge of Frank Horst.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Beiler. Floyd Lawrence, son of Alvin and Marjorie Beiler, was born Feb. 27, 1950; died Oct. 20, 1950; aged 7 m. 23 d. Surviving are his parents, one brother (Richard), and a large number of other relatives and friends. His time on earth was short but he was endeared to his family. Funeral services were held at the Deep Creek Mennonite Church, Portsmouth, Va., conducted by Eli Kramer.
Beiler. --- Lizzie Ann Troyer, was born Sept. 26, 1891; died Oct. 25, 1950; aged 59 y. 29 d. She was married Nov. 6, 1916, to Benjamin Beiler. Surviving are her husband, 4 children, 5 grandchildren; also 2 brothers (Joas and Will), and one sister (Clara), of Ohio. She had been an invalid for a number of years. She bore her afflictions patiently and always met people with a smile. She loved singing and always appreciated having others sing for her. Funeral services were held at the Deep Creek Mennonite Church, Portsmouth, Va., conducted by Harvey Mast and Emery Glick.
Transcriber's note: "Joas" was the spelling used for the brother. His name could be Jonas.
Detweiler. --- David F. Detweiler, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Jan. 12, 1862; died at Twin Falls, Idaho, Nov. 6, 1950; aged 88 y. 9 m. 23 d. Death followed a long illness. In 1911 he moved with his family to Kimberly, Idaho, and in 1914 to Filer, where he was engaged in farming and stock-raising. In 1928 he retired and moved to Twin Falls. He was a charter member of the Filer Mennonite Church and took part in church activities until his health failed. Surviving are 5 sons (Paul, Claude, and George, Twin Falls, Idaho; William H., Hazelton, Idaho; and David, Jerome, Idaho), 4 daughters (Mrs. W. A. Coiner, Kimberly, Idaho; Mrs. Mattie Hilty, Nampa, Idaho; Sadie, Denver, Colo.; and Mrs. Harry Nesbitt, Los Angeles, Calif.), 14 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. His wife, 2 sons, and 2 daughters preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at the Twin Falls Mortuary Nov. 8, by S. Honderich, Filer, Idaho, and G. L. Clark, of the Presbyterian Church, Twin Falls, Idaho. Text: I Cor. 13: 13. Burial was made in the Twin Falls Cemetery.
Garber. --- Omer S., son of the late Isaac and Lavina Garber, was born Aug. 4, 1888, in Mancelona, Mich.; died at his home in Goshen, Ind., Nov. 4, 1950; aged 62 y. 3 m. Death came suddenly as the result of a heart attack. In 1911 he was married to Effie Miller Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are a stepson (J. Edwin Yoder), 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers and 3 sisters (Mrs. Mary Reinbold, Oscoda, Mich.; Mrs. Anna Krahwinkle, Reading, Pa.; Mark, Peoria, Ill.; Leander, Goshen, Ind.; Mrs. Pearl Shingledecker, Kalamazoo, Mich.), one uncle, and a large number of nieces and nephews. He was for many years a devoted member of the Mennonite Church. He expressed his devotion to God in writing a number of hymns. Brief services were held at his late home in Goshen, followed by a service at the Goshen College auditorium, Levi C. Hartzler, S. C. Yoder, and J. H. Mosemann had charge of the services. Interment was made in the Shore Mennonite Cemetery.
Tyson. --- Charles Lamarr, son of Charles and Rachel Tyson, was born Feb. 7, 1935; died at the South Bend, Ind., Hospital, Nov. 4, 1950; aged 15 y. 8 m. 27 d. He leaves his parents one sister (Linda), a number of uncles and aunts, 2 grandfathers (Enos Mishler, Goshen, Ind.; and Ruben Tyson, Middlebury, Ind.), one grandmother (Mrs. Ruben Tyson), and a number of other relatives and friends. A year ago he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour, choosing to place his membership with the Emma Mennonite Church, Topeka, Ind., where he was received by water baptism upon confession of his faith. He illustrated his sincerity by serving his Lord and Master in a way which was greatly admired. He became ill with polio Oct. 31 while attending high school at Middlebury. His passing was a great shock to many. He had won many friends and made impressions of value. Funeral services were held at the Emma Church, with O. S. Hostetler and Amos O. Hostetler officiating.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.